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Resources for Startup Companies

Whether currently at a startup or simply getting your entrepreneurial juices flowing, the following list of resources is helpful for providing you some of the resources you need for a successful business.

It is vital for all startups to begin planning with a clear business model and purposeful strategy. Check out the following links for additional help with business planning:

 

 

There are various local and national networks to join as a small business, which may may help you with a variety of valuable resources, a strong support group, and much more. Take a look below for networks that may interest you.

Following is a sampling of just a few area banks that make SBA-backed loans, including contact information (the links below are links to the SBA loan area of each institution):

  • Superior Financial Group in Walnut Creek
    (925) 296-0500, Jim Bek
  • Pinnacle Bank in Morgan Hill
    (408) 762-7163, Barbara Holland or Mark Ruiz
  • Wells Fargo (while larger, it does do smaller SBA guaranteed loans)
    (408) 995-3660, Greg Mitchell
  • U.S. Bank NA
    (800) 303-4722

In addition, many credit unions offer SBA-backed loans, such as Tech CU in the Silicon Valley area. Gaebler.com has a list of links by city for banks with business loans, most of which offer SBA loans.

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